• On Oct 24, 2011
    Barbra from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning our very first trip WDW with our 8 year old daughter for Spring Break 2012, 4/1/12-4/5/12. I know this is the busiest time of year for WDW, so I was wondering how early I should book my vacation? Thank you!

    SPRING BREAK!!! You're going to have the time of your life, Barbara!

    Since you'll be going at a popular time of year, I'd go ahead and make reservations as soon as you're ready. This will help you get your top resort choice in the event that anywhere starts filling up.

    After that, turn your attention to making dining reservations, which you can make as many as 180 days in advance.

    Even though you'll be in town during a crowded time of the year, you can still cover a lot of ground. The parks will have longer hours to accommodate the Bieber-like crowds, and a solid touring plan will help you fit as much in as possible. Visit for some helpful strategies in that regard, and circle back with us if you have any questions as you go along!
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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